Friday, September 30, 2011

he could not beleive how cute I looked

The breakup may have been earlier than we thought. They appear already to be estranged here:

Ellen September 30, 2011 at 10:06 am
I agree. I should have wore this dress yesterday when I saw Alan.
I think he was sober but probabley for the first time all year.
Alan looked at me, and scratched his head, b/c he could not beleive how cute I looked in my red dress.
We will see if he calls me.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

What kind of a name is TRUNK anyways?

I should probably make a tag for Ellen's pseudo-feminist statements.

Selia September 26, 2011 at 9:47 am
Funny, I tend to like this type of dress on other people, but always looks like it just hangs on me.
On another note, thanks to Penelope Trunk for telling me my degree is a waste! LOL
GRA September 26, 2011 at 9:52 am
The more I read her articles, the more I dislike her.
fresh jd September 26, 2011 at 10:21 am
Ditto. I’m getting really tired of her schtick.
Ellen September 26, 2011 at 11:26 am
I agree. What kind of a name is TRUNK anyways?
I think that we should make the MOST of our JD degrees, not bash them!
I like the dress alot, but it is to expensive.
Ru September 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm
Totally agree, Ellen. Especially since she chose her own name. Like, why would you pick TRUNK?
If I were to pick my name, I think I might go with DANGER.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

"but not as fabuuuulous"

The problem with "Vivian" is that I think we have one Ellen-esque and one "real" Corporette who use the same name. I could use some assistance compiling COMENTS from Ellen-Vivian...

Vivian September 22, 2011 at 10:38 am
I am not a licensed psychologist but I think that the things in your personal life you mentioned at the end of your post may be causing the lack of focus. Your father’s hospitalization and your uncle’s divorce from an abusive home life may be making your home life difficult.
You also don’t say anything about your own social life. It may be that you need a good man in your life and you are rebelling because there may not be one yet.
I suggest you find a good man and a healthy relationship will go a long way toward giving you the satisfaction you need to focus more at work. Good luck! We will be pulling for you!
MelD September 22, 2011 at 10:43 am
What does the OP finding a man have to do with anything? Is there any indication in her post that she’s single and unhappy about it? It’s clear that therapy will probably help (if there is no underlying medical issue), but at this point she’s having trouble pinpointing the root of her problems.
As for discussing things with the boss, I think at this point it will be hard for him to feel inspired to assign you more work when you’re not even finishing the work you get. Hopefully if you go to therapy, this is something you can discuss and work on. I do think it’s worth discussing the weekly progress meetings as it seems like they just make you freak out more and end up even less productive than you were before the meeting. Perhaps suggest spreading them out to biweekly meetings, and if you accomplish what you have on your plate after doing that for a few months, you can go back to the old monthly meetings.
eaopm3 September 22, 2011 at 10:53 am
Haha. I am perplexed by the “good man” comment, as well.
Prentiss September 22, 2011 at 11:00 am
Vivian has said ridiculous things before I think she is an Ellen (but not as fabuuuulous)
eaopm3 September 22, 2011 at 11:20 am
Ugh. I forgot about ol’ Vivian. She’s sneakier than Ellen!
SF Bay Associate September 22, 2011 at 11:01 am
I agree with MelD – the presence or lack thereof of a significant other is completely irrelevant as well as nonsensical. The OP is doing poorly at work because she’s missing a good man in her life? I think you may have the OP confused with a Kate Hudson/Katherine Heigel movie.
And I will also add that one shouldn’t assume anyone else’s s’xual orientation anymore than one should assume any other characteristic. It’s as disappointing to me when someone is assumed to be heteros’xual as when assumed to be Christian, or Caucasian, or from a city, or whatever. Some people are some or all of those things, and some aren’t. Some Corporettes are interested in good women, not good men.
Lydia September 22, 2011 at 11:00 am
Vivian – Find a man and you will be able to focus on work???!!! You can’t be serious.
OP – sounds like you are in a bit of a rut. I think talking to your manager is a very good start…but on his/her end, it will be very hard to overload your plate out of fear that the stuff will not get done…so bear that in mind when you meet.
Maybe suggest reducing the one-on-one meetings at least temporarily and see if things improve.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

his mustash does NOT catch all of the SOUP he eats.

Ellen September 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm
I ALWAYS think it is good to wear your GLASES, if you have them, b/c you need to be recognised.
If all of a sudden you are wearing glases, no one will be able to MATCH you to you’re picture, and that would be silly.
My high school year-book has me with glasses, and I still wear the same one’s.
That is why I think I was abel to get into Law School, b/c I looked very BOOK SMART.
Monday September 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm
Ellen, this contribution is not as strong as your usual performance. It’s simultaneously too incoherent and too dull. Remember that we are here to discuss your MANAGEING PARTNER’s bad breath, the need for Alan to finally marry you and COVER your EXPENESES, and Supreme Court Jussectices who wear Scrunchies.
SF Bay Associate September 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm
+10 Little Lurker points.
Monday September 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Corporette fist pump.
Little Lurker September 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm
I was swamped today, but y’all made up for it with this thread. ;)
AnonInfinity September 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm
Monday! Don’t bring up Alan. I believe they BROEK UP because of his ALCOHOLLISM.
MaggieLizer September 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Ellen September 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm
Ok, but I have to stay kind of on TARGET, or I will be edeted out by Kat.
But so long as you asked, I ALSO wear my glases b/c they protect my eyes from the manageing partner’s food that he always spits out when he is eating.
He make’s me go to lunch with him, and his mustash does NOT catch all of the SOUP he eats.
When he talks, some winds up all over the place, but NOT in my eyes b/c of my glases.
Ru September 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm
Much better, Ellen, we approve.
Monday September 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm
It’s alive! Amazing.
MaggieLizer September 21, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Thanks Ellen =)
Hel-lo September 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Bonnie September 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Ellen you have to come to the DC meetup.
Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm
Snorted on Metro over this. If Ellen is coming, I will DEFINITELY be at the DC meetup!
Unsub September 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm
If Ellen goes, *I’m* definitely going and I live in LA.
TX Attny September 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm
Unsub, I’m in Texas, and I’m coming too! It always makes me HAPPY to see Ellen’s name.
Vivian September 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm
I think Alan is in DC (works for the government or something like that). Maybe she will reunite with him!
In-House Europe September 22, 2011 at 6:19 am
Oh this just made my day. Ellen if you could bring the MANAGEING PARTNER to the meet-up, I WOULD come all the way fromm EUROPE…

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Monday, September 19, 2011

JUSTIFYEING the price to my parents

Ellen September 19, 2011 at 10:21 am
I agree. I like the lenth of it. Below the knee, the manageing partner can NOT look at my legs to much.
But I would have a hard time JUSTIFYEING the price to my parents who are now subsidizeing my apartment in NY.
found a peanut September 19, 2011 at 10:34 am
maybe ask the manageing partner for a raise? or maybe he’ll buy you a new dress if you offer to go out to dinner with him.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

trying to avoid getting fired.

Looks like the concern about nerdy guy was part of a larger anxiety beginning long before. 

Ellen Barshevsky September 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm
I am trying to avoid getting fired. The manageing partner likes me, but he said they are trying to retranche. I wonder if this means my job is on the line?